His fiction has appeared in Anthropology and Humanism, and he has twice won the Ethnographic Fiction Prize of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology, once for a story extracted from The Names of Things.
He is the author of When Men Are Women: Manhood among Gabra Nomads of East Africa (University of Wisconsin Press, 1999). Before becoming an anthropologist, Wood was a journalist.
“Life damages you” (fiction), Journal of Anthropology and Humanism, 2011, 36 (2). Winner of the 2010 Ethnographic Fiction Prize, Society for Humanistic Anthropology.
“Field relations, field betrayals,” in Being There: Learning to Live Cross-Culturally, Melvin Konner and Sarah Davis, eds., 2011. Cambridge: Harvard University Press
“Cold Patience” (fiction), Journal of Anthropology and Humanism, 2010, 35 (1). Winner of the 2009 Ethnographic Fiction Prize, Society for Humanistic Anthropology.
“Roads to nowhere: nomadic understandings of place, space, and ethnicity,” in Changing Identifications and Alliances in Northeast Africa, Gunther Schlee and Elizabeth Watson, eds., 2009. London: Berghahn Press